Bears Successful in First Day of Pac-10 Championships

April 26, 2007

OJAI - Two members of the California men's tennis team advanced past the first two rounds in the singles main draw in the 2007 Pac-10 championships in Ojai. Pierre Mouillon and Eoin Heavey were the two victorious Golden Bears.

Mouillon's first-round match against Oregon's Ric Mortera went to a third set. Mortera took the first set, 6-2, before Mouillon came back to win the next two, 6-4, 6-3. In the round of 16, Mouillon beat USC's Robert Farah in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4.

Heavey won both of his matches in straight sets. He won a close first set in his opening-round match against Arizona's Bruno Alcala, 7-6, before taking the second, 6-3. In the second round, Heavey beat USC's Gary Sacks decisively, 6-4, 6-4.

Also recording a victory in the opening round was Tyler Browne. Browne defeated Washington's Patrik Fischer, 6-3, 6-2. The team captain fell in the second round to USC's Dejan Cvetkovic, 6-4, 7-6.

In the singles invitational draw, Daniel Sebescen was the only Bear in the bracket to advance past the second round. After receiving a first-round bye, Sebescen beat Oregon's Francisco Gallardo in the second round, 6-4, 6-4. Geoff Chizever earned a victory in the opening round, knocking off Vladmir Pino from Oregon, 6-2, 6-4.

The Pac-10 championships continue tomorrow and will feature the third round of the singles draw as well as the start of the main and invitational tournaments. The singles matches will take place at 11:30 am and the doubles matches at 2:30 p.m.

Round of 32 Main Draw Results:

Tyler Browne (Cal) def. Patrik Fischer (Wash), 6-3, 6-2
Eoin Heavey (Cal) def. Bruno Alcala (Ariz), 7-6, 6-3
Pierre Mouillon (Cal) def. Ric Mortera (Ore), 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
Kaes Van't Hof (USC) def. Ken Nakahara (Cal), 6-4, 6-3

Round of 16 Main Draw Results:
Eoin Heavey (Cal) def. Gary Sacks (USC), 6-4, 6-3
Pierre Mouillon (Cal) def. Robert Farah (USC), 6-4, 6-4
Dejan Cvetkovic (USC) def. Tyler Browne (Cal), 6-4, 7-6

Round of 32 Invite Draw Results:
Geoff Chizever (Cal) def. Vladmir Pino (Ore), 6-2, 6-4
David Ryan (Stan) def. John Pettit (Cal), 6-2, 6-2
Kallim Stewart (Cal) bye
Daniel Sebescen (Cal) bye

Round of 16 Invite Draw Results:
Daniel Sebescen (Cal) def. Francisco Gallardo (Ore), 6-4, 6-4
Michael Ricks (Wash) def. Kallim Stewart (Cal), 1-6, 6-1, 6-1
Nick Hegarty (ASU) def. Geoff Chizever (Cal), 6-0, 6-7, 6-2

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